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Capital City 2030: Transforming Downtown Dover

The Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP), working in concert with the City of Dover and multiple public and non-profit agencies, engaged Mosaic Development Partners of Philadelphia, PA, an experienced, dynamic, and diverse professional planning consultant team to develop a Strategic Master Plan for the downtown and closely surrounding neighborhood area within the City of Dover, Delaware. The target area is designated as a Downtown Development District and also as an Opportunity Zone, indicating that this is the high priority target area for redevelopment and reinvestment. The area is adjacent to the state legislative campus, City Hall, the public library, numerous state offices, the historic landscape of Delaware’s National Park known as “The Green”, the new Dover Post Office and Family Court locations, and other amenities that make the core of the city unique.

The process to develop the Downtown Dover Strategic Master Plan invited grassroots input by engaging the community and includes implementation and investment strategies to guide redevelopment and reinvestment in downtown Dover, with the goal of bringing this vital core of commerce and housing to its highest and best potential by a target date of the year 2030.

Directory

  1. Master Plan Documents
  2. Revitalization Boost - $25 M in State Funding
  3. Property Development Director
  4. Redevelopment Properties & Updates
  5. Expression of Interest (Contractors)
  6. Presentation Video
  7. Video Overview by Zachary Foust
  8. Downtown Dover in the News
  9. Reflections from DDP Board President
  10. Progress Documents from Mosaic Development Partners
  11. RFP for Planning Team

Documents for Capital City 2030: Transforming Downtown Dover! from Mosaic Development Partners may be found here:

 

Downtown Dover Revitalization to Get Boost with $25 Million in State Funding 

“The State of Delaware has a vested interest in the success of downtown Dover, not only because it is our capital city, but because it is where thousands of state employees work and where many would like to live,” said Governor Carney. “The current downtown Dover revitalization plan builds on years of ideas about how to breathe new life into the area, with specific projects laid out by an experienced redeveloper to attract residents and businesses. This is the jumpstart downtown Dover has been waiting for, and we are proud to be a part of it.”

Click here to read more.


Meet Ken Anderson, Property Development Director, charged with recruiting developers and overseeing the build of mixed-use projects as identified within new downtown master plan. 

 

Click here to learn about Ken Anderson.


Redevelopment Properties and Updates  

 


Expression of Interest

 In an effort to develop the local workforce, contractors may indicate their interest in providing services related to redevelopment projects in Downtown Dover by completing an Expression of Interest (EOI).  Wherever possible, the Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) intends to provide this contact information to vendors (developers, contractors, and others) involved in the redevelopment of the downtown. 

  • Contractors may complete an Expression of Interest to be considered for work on local projects. CLICK HERE.
  • Residents may complete an Expression of Interest to indicate interest in considering downtown housing when it becomes available. CLICK HERE.
  • Business Owners may complete an Expression of Interest to indicate an interest in beign considered as a prospective tenant for existing and/or new commerical building spaces in downtown Dover. CLICK HERE.

 

NEW - Video Overview of the Master Plan

 

View a summary of the master plan created by downtown business owner, Zachary Foust of Loft Realty.

"Dover 2030 Project Breakdown + Reaction ($500M Budget!!)"

 

 

Capital City 2030: Transforming Downtown Dover! Presentation

 

On Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at the Kent County Levy Court, Mosaic Development Partners delivered a public presentation of the master plan. Use the links below to view a recording of the presentation. 

 

Downtown Dover in the News

 

 


CLICK HERE TO READ "REFLECTIONS FROM DDP BOARD PRESIDENT, TODD STONESIFER
 
Preliminary/Progress Documents from Mosaic Development Partners may be found here:

 

 

Documents related to RFP to hire the planning team may be found here:

 

 


More about the Downtown Dover Partnership:

The DDP is committed to driving an improved quality of life for the residents and visitors of Dover, Delaware, through collective collaboration, economic development and promotion of downtown Dover’s unique historic properties. As such, core areas of DDP’s responsibility are strengthening economic opportunity in the central core of the Capital City of Dover through effective business recruitment, retention, and expansion; creating an environment that is conducive to effective property redevelopment and reinvestment; and revitalizing the community to increase viability and sustainability of the business district and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion - both in the organization and in the Dover community.​

It is the policy of the DDP to grant equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of volunteerism, employment, contractual hire, and otherwise. 

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